The awards concludes the 12th cycle of biannual FCA awards, which were created to enhance the civic experience of Bristol residents, extend RWU’s commitment to active community engagement and provide support to local organizations. The University pledged $25,000 annually in FCA grants and to date has distributed $170,101 to support more than 110 projects and initiatives.
BRISTOL, R.I. — In the same year in which the University's signature Community Connections program celebrated its 10th anniversary, Roger Williams University has been recognized by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its community service and volunteer projects in 2014, which ranged from cleaning local parks to running bingo at senior centers, and creating art projects with developmentally disabled adults.
“At RWU, we’ve established a core value of commitment to community through service, and we’re honored to be nationally recognized among our peers that also place such a high value on community work as part of the education we provide to our students,” says KC Ferrara, director of the University’s Feinstein Center for Service Learning and Community Engagement.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – In a move that will nearly double its footprint in downtown Providence and allow more students – law students, adult learners and undergraduates – access to enhanced learning and community engagement opportunities in the capital city, Roger Williams University has agreed to lease 76,566 square feet of space at One Empire Plaza from property owner Berkeley Investments, Inc.
RWU President Donald J. Farish, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras and Berkeley Investments Vice President Barbara Smith-Bacon joined other city, state and community officials for an event today at One Empire Plaza to announce the University’s expansion in Providence.
Presentation with Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young will highlight Inauguration Week 2011 events; reception with Ambassador Young to immediately follow.
About Ambassador and Activist Andrew Young
For a university that prides itself on creating a healthy exchange of ideas on the most pressing questions facing society and seeks to instill in its graduates a drive to serve the broader public interest, the chance to host Andrew Young as an honored guest and participant during Inauguration Week 2011 is opportune.
Learn about the RWU in London (Theatre) Program available in the fall. This program is available to theatre students, dance students and any student interested in doing a Core Concentration in British Studies.
Information on our programs offered in Leiden, Netherlands; Berling, Germany; Paris, France; Lisbon, Portugal; Prague, Czech Repub; Athens, Greece; Barcelona & Granada, Spain and St. Petersburg, Russia.